Jackie Crawford entered the 2023 WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas, wanting to add one more all-around title to her resume. She accomplished that goal and in so doing also added two additional titles in the team roping and tie-down roping bringing her overall WPRA titles for her career to 23.
“I am at a loss for words,” Crawford stated shortly after picking up all her prize package haul. “I had my sights set on one thing when I first started and so I entered the tie-down for the all-around race as I thought it would be cool to win one more. Then the more I got to looking at the standings I realized I had a shot at more. My sights were on the all-around and trying to accomplish that goal and a few things fell into place this weekend for me to leave with more. I can’t believe it.”
Crawford won her 10th all-around title after pocketing $8,152 with earnings from team roping, tie-down and breakaway roping. She edged Annette Stahl for the all-around title. Stahl from Salt Flat, Texas, finished with $6,645 on the year in the all-around race competing on both ends of the team roping.
Crawford teamed with Stahl to capture the world title in the team roping heading category. The 2023 team roping title bumps Crawford’s total in team roping to four titles now. Crawford finished the year with $16,845 to outdistance Bailey Gubert who finished as the reserve world champion with $13,874.
Stahl also picked up her fourth world title on the heeling side. She finished the year with $14,425 while reigning world champion Lorraine Moreno was second with $14,223.
Crawford finished the trifecta winning the tie-down roping world title with $2,388 surpassing Audrey Cunningham with $2,102. Crawford also won the average title in the tie-down roping in Waco with a total time of 44.0 seconds on three head. She now has six world titles in tie-down roping alone.
Kenzie Kelton and Danielle Lowman teamed up in Waco to win the second round in a time of 6.6 seconds. The Arizona cowgirls outdistanced the Texans by four-tenths of a second. Annette Stahl and Kennlee Tate was second in the round in 7.0 seconds. Kelton and Lowman lead the average with a total time of 13.2 seconds on two, while Crawford and Stahl are second in 13.8 seconds.
Final round roping action will begin at 8 a.m. CT on Saturday with slack followed by the performance at 2 p.m. featuring the top 20 in the average.
The 2023 WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas, got underway Thursday, Nov. 9, with the first of three rounds of roping action.
World champions will be crowned in team roping, tie-down and all-around on Saturday evening. In celebration of the 75th year of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, team roping world champions from the past that are in town competing this weekend were honored prior to the start of Thursday night’s performance.
Two of the nine introduced were Jackie Crawford, who has won three heading world titles and Annette Stahl, also a three-time world champion on the heeling side showed the fans they still have what it takes for more world titles. Crawford and Stahl teamed up to take round one in a time of 6.5 seconds out of a total of 34 teams on hand this weekend in Waco. They pocketed $842 each. In addition to leading the way in the heeling, Stahl also competed as a header teaming up with Kennlee Tate to finish fourth in the round in a time of 7.5 seconds.
Kenzie Kelton and Danielle Lowman were a close second with a run of 6.6 seconds. Beverly Robbins and Jessy Remsburg, who picked up WPRA team roping world tiles in 2019 and 2016, respectively took third in a time of 7.2 seconds.
With the round win, Crawford moved to first in the world standings ahead of Bailey Gubert by over $650. Stahl trails the reigning world champion Lorraine Moreno on the heeling side with two more rounds left to go.
Second round action will begin at 1 p.m. CT on Friday with slack followed by the performance at 7 p.m. All roping action is being live streamed at www.wpra.com.
First round: 1. Jackie Crawford, Stephenville, TX/Annette Stahl, Salt Flat, TX, 6.5 seconds, $842 each; 2. Kenzie Kelton, Mayer, AZ/Danielle Lowman, Gilbert, AZ, 6.6, $732; 3. Beverly Robbins, Muscle Shoals, AL/Jessy Remsburg, Muscle Shoals, AL, 7.2, $622; 4. Annette Stahl, Salt Flat, TX/ Kennlee Tate, Shallowater, TX, 7.5; 5. (tie) Kaydence Crawford, Stephenville, TX/ Amanda Coleman, Stephenville, TX, and Kayelen Helton, Stephenville, TX/Lorraine Moreno, Mathis, TX, 7.8, $348 each; 7. Rylie Smith, Whitsett, TX/Hope Thompson, Abilene, TX, 8.2, $183; 8. Bailey Gubert, Hungerford, TX/Quincy Sullivan, Peralta, NM, 8.5, $73.
Second round: 1. Kenzie Kelton, Mayer, AZ/Danielle Lowman, Gilbert, AZ, 6.6 seconds, $842 each; 2. Annette Stahl, Salt Flat, TX/Kennlee Tate, Shallowater, TX, 7.0, $732; 3. Jackie Crawford, Stephenville, TX/Annette Stahl, Salt Flat, TX; 4. Cassidy Boggs, Stephenville, TX/Rylie Smith, Whitsett, TX, 7.6, $513; 5. (tie) Hope Thompson, Abilene, TX/Lari Dee Guy, Abilene, TX and Rylea Fabrizo, Stephenville, TX/Debbie Fabrizio, Pueblo, CO, 7.8, $348; 7. Jessy Remsburg, Muscle Shoals, AL/Sarah Angelone, Lipan, TX, 8.1, $183; 8. Kayelen Helton, Stephenville, TX/Lorraine Moreno, Mathis, TX, 8.2, $73.
Third round: 1. Annette Stahl, Salt Flat, TX/Kennlee Tate, Shallowater, TX, 6.2 seconds, $842 each; 2. Jackie Crawford, Stephenville, TX/Annette Stahl, Salt Flat, TX, 7.0, $732; 3. Sarah Angelone, Lipan, TX/Martha Angelone, Stephenville, TX, 7.7, $622; 4. Bailey Gubert, Hungerford, TX/Quincy Sullivan, Peralta, NM, 8.2 $513; 5. Cheyenne Britain, Stephenville, TX/Rylie Smith, Whitsett, TX, 8.4, $403; 6. Cassidy Boggs, Stephenville, TX/Rylie Smith, Whitsett, TX, 11.4, $293; 7. Rylie Smith, Whitsett, TX/Hope Thompson, Abilene, TX, 11.9, $183; 8. Kayelen Helton, Stephenville, TX/Lorraine Moreno, Mathis, TX, 12.4, $73.
Average: 1. Annette Stahl/Kennlee Tate, 20.7 seconds on three head, $1,263 each; 2. Jackie Crawford/Annette Stahl, 20.8, $1,098; 3. Kenzie Kelton/Danielle Lowman, 25.9, $934; 4. Kayelen Helton/Lorraine Moreno, 28.4, $769; 5. Cassidy Boggs/Rylie Smith, 31.1, $604; 6. Rylie Smith/Hope Thompson, 33.7, $439; 7. Sarah Angelone/Martha Angelone, 34.6, $275; 8. Jennifer Reichert/Patti McCutchen, 64.0, $110.